Ekiti Police arrest two notorious kidnap kingpins

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The two notorious kidnap kingpin now in Police net in Ekiti State.

The Police have arrested two kidnap kingpins- one Alhaji Abashe Adamu Idris and Ibrahim Mumini Toyin- in Ido-Ekiti, Ekiti State on June 29, 2022.

According to a statement by the Public relations Officer of the Ekiti State Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Abutu Sunday, the duo had coordinated numerous high-profile kidnappings in Ekiti including the kidnapping of one Adeeko Ademola and Nasiru Salisu at Adamsy Sawmill, Aisegba-Ekiti.

Sunday said the Command Rapid Response Squad in synergy with the vigilantes, acting on credible intelligence, arrested the duo.

He said during interrogation, Toyin confessed to the commission of the crime and claimed that the dastardly act of kidnapping and murder of one of the two victims was carried out by himself and four others who are children of Idris and are currently at large.

He further confessed that Idris is their kingpin, adding that the ransom collected from their victims was used to purchase cattle by Idris to increase his herd of cattle.

Toyin disclosed that his own share of the ransom allegedly paid was used to purchase cattle for him by Idris.

Sunday added that the suspects were in custody undergoing interrogation and would be arraigned after the conclusion of investigation.

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